Cycle 2 Week 2 Deadlift (no straps, conventional stance, double overhand until the end, as indicated)

After last week’s misfire, I dropped my Training Max down 10 pounds and recalculated my lifts.

Warmup (1-2 min rest)
125 x 5
155 x 5
185 x 3

notes:  So far, so good!

Main  (2-3 min rest)

215 x 3
245 x 3
275 x 5

notes:  Hit the 5 reps I couldn’t hit last week!  Grip was feeling good, decided it was time for some revenge.  Joker sets!

Joker Sets  (about 2-3 min b/w sets)

305 x 1
335 x 1
355 x 1 (crossgrip) strapless PR
360 x 1 (crossgrip) PR
365 x 1 (crossgrip) PR
370 x 1 (crossgrip) PR

notes:  Oh snap!  One of those good days where everything came together!  Grip felt good so I just kept going.  My old PR was 355 with straps, I decidedly buried that one for good by beating it 3 or 4 times without straps

I decided to call it a day for the main lifts at that point because:
a. getting close to the 1 hour mark of the workout
b. starting to tear a callus on my right hand
c. I couldn’t control the negative on the last set, it would be getting real noisy in that gym!

Assistance (about 30 sec rest)

Machine Hyperextensions
308 x 12

notes:  After doing 1 set of this I decided I didn’t feel like it and just wanted to do some crunches and go home.

Weighted Crunches (ABCore Chair, weights load behind the head)
50 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 10
50 x 10

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